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What will I learn?

Programme Aims and Objectives

The MSPACG programme aims to provide an active learning environment to develop students for leadership positions in the professional accounting and corporate governance area in Hong Kong and the Greater China region.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply creative and critical thinking, analytical, qualitative and quantitative skills to business problem solving with special reference to accounting and governance functions.
  • Explain, analyze and apply relevant rules and regulations related to accounting and corporate governance issues.
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas and legal issues and respond appropriately by applying relevant ethical and legal concepts and codes of ethics issued by relevant authorities.
  • Apply creative and critical thinking in solving accounting, corporate governance and related business problems using a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Communicate, work and manage themselves effectively both independently and within a team environment.

Course Description

Core Courses --- Corporate Governance; Economics for Business; Financial Management; Law Relating to Business and Companies; and Advanced Taxation.

Required Courses

Participants can choose one of the following two streams:

Professional Accounting Stream - Accounting Information Systems; Auditing; Corporate Accounting; Cost and Management Accounting; Financial and Management Accounting; Financial Reporting; and Quantitative Decision Making Techniques.

Corporate Governance Stream - Business Ethics for Professional Accountants and Company Secretaries; Companies and Securities Regulations and Practice; Corporate Accounting I; Corporate Accounting II; Corporate, Employment and Business Law; Human Resources Management; Strategic Management and Business Policy.

Electives (Optional)

Professional Accounting Stream (two courses from the following):

  • Business Ethics for Professional Accountants and Company Secretaries
  • Companies and Securities Regulations and Practice
  • Corporate, Employment and Business Law
  • Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems
  • Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Strategic Management and Business Policy

Corporate Governance Stream (two courses from the following):

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems (HKICS required course for full exemption)
  • Professional Attachment Scheme
  • Quantitative Decision Making Techniques

STUDY PERIOD

Full-time: 1 year (PA Stream)
Part-time: 2 years (PA Stream† & CG Stream)

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (Normal Study Period: 1 year, Maximum Study Period: 2.5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$267,480.00 (27,17,188) per year
HK $7,430 per credit
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test; or other equivalent qualifications

For international students

For Professional Accounting Stream, applicants must:

  • hold a non-accounting degree from a recognised university; or
  • hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to CityU.

For Corporate Governance Stream, applicants must:

  • hold a degree from recognised universities or professional membership from recognized institutions; or
  • hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to CityU.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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